No transfusions today, hooray!!! I was fully prepared to have a hemoglobin transfusion today. Autumn’s hemoglobin level was at 7.7 last Thursday and it was headed down as it had been 8.0 the week before. Therefore, it seemed as though it could be low enough today to have a transfusion, luckily that was not the case. Anything lower than the 7.0 threshold causes concern and calls for the inevitable blood transfusion. They take about 5 hours and have to be administered in the hospital instead of the clinic, so it’s a bigger deal. She has had about 8 of them so far and seems to do well with all of them, but it does have its own set of risks, so there is never a shortage of worry around here!
Since we had a moment, we decided to try some bowling today, what fun!